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Medicine For Erb Palsy
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
Erb Palsy: It is really based on how severe the palsy is and age at the time its occur. Erb's palsy is most common in infancy and the physical and occupational therapy is given for at least the first two years and often times even longer. In the adult the pt/ot is usually given up to 18 months to two years and in some cases surgical exploration might be recommended. ...Read more
Imaging: Cervical mri's can give a better answer as to the extent of cervical injuries. Those that recover tend to have nerves that are stretched and show inflammatiry responses. These tend to recover with physical therapy. A pediatric neurosurgeon can help delineate what is the best therapy. ...Read more
Most are transient: Occasionally the forces of delivery & position of the head & shoulder during the final moments of delivery put stress on the nerves exiting the neck to supply the shoulder & arm. Swelling around these nerves, will lead to changes in the position & movement of the affected arm in a pattern called erbs palsy.Most cases are transient & resolve in < 48hrs. Some will need therapy if persisting. ...Read more
Erb Duchenne: Erb Duchenne paralysis or Erb palsy is the temporary damage of the nerves of the brachial plexus (network of nerves in the shoulder area). It is most often seen as a birth injury due to stretching of nerves during a difficult birth (dystocia). Erb palsy can last for several months after birth. ...Read more
Erb Palsy Recovery: The treatment time depends on the type of recovery. Most erb's palsies will heal with therapy over 6-12 months. If surgery is required to improve function, the final result may take 2-3 years. Continued rehabilitation may be required for a lifetime if continued deficits are present. ...Read more
A 45 year old patient got fascial palsy, she was given drugs with no benefit, its going for three month didn't get any better, what can be done? Thnx
Confusing question: CP is a stable defect in movement and posture related to an injury to the nervous system that occurred in the first 3 years of life. There is no "medicine" to treat CP, but a patient with the disorder may have a variety of related problems (seizures, excess salivation, etc) that might benefit from medication. ...Read more
I was diagnose with bells palsy 3 days ago my doctor told me it was a little bit t late to get treated but I don't understand mine medicine is only20mg?
Bells Palsy: Bells palsy is only a diagnosis of exclusion, not a primary diagnosis especially if its the first time happening. 3 days is still early enough to begin treatment if other pathologies are sufficiently excluded to make idiopathic facial Nerve inflammation and compression the likely diagnosis. The starting Prednisone dose should be at least 60 mg for 3 days followed by taper to be effective. See ENT. ...Read more
Clarification: Are you asking if Narcan (naloxone) reverses cp? No, it doesn't. Sometimes Botox is used for flexion contractures in hypertonic CP (increased muscle tone, decreased strength.) sometimes surgery is used for tight heel cords, either spinal or at the heel cords themselves. With hypotonia, low resistance to passive movement & decreased strength, no medication increases tone. Physical & occupational therapy help. ...Read more
My son 14 years is a case of cerebral palsy advise treatment or medicine to make life comfortable?
Depends: Depends a lot on the kind of CP he has. Functional level will dictate orthopedic treatment, and many of the physiatry treatments (braces, wheelchairs etc). In a non- ambulatory patient, a good wheelchair is of utmost importance because they spend most of their time there. Ambulatory assistance may be more important in some less involved children. Surgery or gait aids may help. ...Read more
Erb Duchenne paralysis or Erb palsy is the temporary damage of the nerves of the brachial plexus (network of nerves in the shoulder area). It is most often seen as a birth injury due to stretching of nerves during a difficult birth (dystocia). Erb palsy can last for ...Read more